Willem Adriaan Prinsloo (1844 - d.)

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Nicknames: "William Adrian"
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Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Willem Adriaan Prinsloo

"Willem Prinsloo paid I / 6d per morgen for Albany, which was also the price paid for the excess on some farms which were larger than the original grant amount".

"It was hoped that Rhodes would allocate more land, and Prinsloo started the ball rolling by asking if he could have, for himself and his three sons, more than his 3 000 morgen. When asked if the farm were beneficially occupied, Prinsloo replied that they just lived there and had done no development, whereupon Rhodes said that if he worked it he would find it enough. That ended the discussion and no one asked for more land".

"Prinsloo lost all his cattle, his wagon stood abandoned near the homestead, and he had difficulty in feeding his family: when he visited Naas du Preez he saw a ham hanging in the rafters and immediately exchanged his wagon for it. About 1917 John Meikie bought Albany for a small wagon and mixed span of bullocks and heifers, and the Prinsloos moved out of the district".

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